Royal Aeronautical Society Articles on aviation - General
airports worldwide
Other aviation articles
Airport photos
Aircraft photos
Spacecraft photos
Earth from airplane
Earth from space
Airports worldwide
Advertise for free!
Royal Aeronautical Society

By Wikipedia,
the free encyclopedia,

Founded in 1866 The Royal Aeronautical Society, also known as the RAeS, is a multidisciplinary professional institution dedicated to the global aerospace community.

The objectives of The Royal Aeronautical Society include; to support and maintain the highest professional standards in all aerospace disciplines; to provide a unique source of specialist information and a local forum for the exchange of ideas; and to exert influence in the interests of aerospace in both the public and industrial arenas.

Throughout the world's aerospace community the name of The Royal Aeronautical Society is widely known and respected. Many practitioners from all disciplines within the aerospace industry use the Society's designatory post-nominals such as FRAeS, CRAeS, MRAeS, AMRAeS, and ARAeS (incorporating the former graduate grade, GradRAeS).

The Staff of the Royal Aeronautical Society are based at the Society's headquarters at No.4 Hamilton Place, London, W1J 7BQ. Although centred in the United Kingdom, the Royal Aeronautical Society is a worldwide society with an international network of 63 branches.

Branches and divisions

are the regional embodiment of the Society. They are a mechanism for the delivery of membership benefits and provide a global platform for the dissemination of aerospace information.
of the Society have been formed in countries and regions that can sustain a number of Branches. Divisions operate with a large degree of autonomy, being responsible for their own branch network, membership recruitment, subscription levels, conference and lecture programmes.
Specialist Groups
covering all facets of the aerospace industry exist under the overall umbrella of the Society, with the aim of serving the interests of both enthusiasts and industry professionals.
The Groups' remit is to consider significant developments in their field, and they attempt to achieve this through their conferences and lectures, with the intention of stimulating debate and facilitating action on key industry issues in order to reflect and respond to the constant innovation and progress in aviation. The Groups also act as focal points for all enquiries to the Society concerning their specialist subject matter, forming a crucial interface between the Society and the world in general.
As at May 2009, the Specialist Group committees are as follows:
Aerospace Medicine
Air Law
Air Power
Air Transport
Airworthiness & Maintenance
Avionics & Systems
Flight Operations
[Flight Simulation]
Flight Test
General Aviation
Human Factors
Human Powered
Licensed Engineers
Management Studies
Structures & Materials
Weapons Systems & Technologies

Technical department

In 1940, the RAeS responded to a critical need to expand the aircraft industry. It knew this expansion would require engineers from other industries who might lack the specialised knowledge required for aircraft design. To meet this challenge, the Society established a Technical Department to bring together the best available knowledge and present it in an authoritative and accessible form – a working tool for engineers. This technical department became known as the Engineering Sciences Data Unit (ESDU) and eventually became a separate entity in the 1980s.


See also

In 1987 the Society of Licensed Aircraft Engineers and Technologists, previously the Society of Licensed Aircraft Engineers, was incorporated into the Royal Aeronautical Society.

External links

Text from Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License; additional terms may apply.

Published - July 2009

Please see some ads intermixed with other content from this site:

christianity portal
directory of hotels worldwide

Copyright 2004-2021 © by, Vyshenskoho st. 36, Lviv 79010, Ukraine
Legal Disclaimer